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Last Updated: Sunday, 4 July, 2004, 12:31 GMT 13:31 UK
Wimbledon men's final photos
Roger Federer and Andy Roddick
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Defending champion Roger Federer walks onto the court with Andy Roddick, who is looking to end the Swiss star's reign
Federer loses his serve
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Roddick starts well and breaks Federer's serve before rain stops play with the American leading 3-2 in the opening set
Roddick wins the opening set
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Play quickly resumes though and the determined Roddick carries on where he left off - he takes the set 6-4
Roger Federer
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But Federer bounces back - he breaks his opponent's serve three times in an exciting second set to win it 7-5
Roddick breaks serve again
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Roddick continues to trouble the champion and clinches the first break of the following set before rain stops play again
Federer hits back
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But when the sun reappears, so does a different Federer - he wins the set on a tie-break to close in on his second title
Roddick shakes the net
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Roddick shakes the net in sheer frustration as the game begins to slip away from him in the fourth set
Roddick is almost beaten
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With his early momentum gone, Roddick is left staring at defeat as Federer starts to dominate the match
Federer sinks to his knees
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An emotional Federer sinks to his knees with joy after retaining his title with a 4-6 7-5 7-6 6-4 victory
Federer with the Wimbledon trophy
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Federer keeps his grip on the Wimbledon trophy - and joins the illustrious list of players to have retained the title

Wimbledon men's final highlights

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